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AR Deadlines

AR Points Due Dates:

1st Quarter:  Friday, 10/5/19

2nd Quarter:  Friday, 12/13/19

3rd Quarter: Friday, 3/6/19

4th Quarter:  TBA

Advanced students must achieve 5 points of reading per week per quarter.

1st Quarter Goal:  15 points to go on the AR field trip.  No grade for AR first quarter

2nd Quarter Goal:  50 points + 1 Honor's/Gold Book

3rd Quarter Goal: 45 points + 1 Honor's/Gold Book

4th Quarter Goal:  TBA + 1 Honor's Gold Book

AR Honors/Gold LIst

Check back soon for a link to Slater's AR Gold/Honor's list.  Advanced English students will have a hard copy of this list in their English binders very soon.  

Periods 1, 2 and 3

Welcome to Advanced English 8

In advanced English, students will read relevant non-fiction and rich literature, write narratives, articles, essays, poetry, and persuasive pieces, discuss literature and current and past events, perform literature and original pieces, and study the nuts and bolts of the English language to excel as readers and writers.  Advanced English students are expected to turn in ALL of  their assignments and to be independent workers and readers.

What's Happening in Advanced English 8?

Currently, we are reading, discussing, and working with the novel The House of the Scorpion. Students are really stepping up and having excellent discussions on the setting, characters and conflicts in the novel.

In addition, we are beginning the study of imagery in students' writing.  Soon students will begin sharing their writing in their Literature and Writing Groups.

Finally, we have been working with Greek and Latin roots and how to unlock the meaning of words using this important tool.

It's been a real joy to work with such creative and fun students.  Things are going well in advanced English!








Materials Needed for Advanced English 8

1.  1 1/2" three ring binder for the sole use of this English class.

2.  Five dividers labeled as follows:  Projects, Reading, Writing, Nuts and Bolts, Performing

3.  Accelerated Reader book and/or class novel.  

4.  100 flashcards (You can buy them or make your own).

5.  Plastic or cloth pen holder (for holding flashcards)

6.  Planner (may and should  be used for other classes)

7.  Multiple pens and pencils

8.  College rule lined white paper 

What Is Accelerated Reading?

If you are unfamiliar with the Accelerated Reader Program, please check out the following link:  AR Info

Along with understanding the AR Program and supporting your student as he or she completes his or her required independent reading, you 

can also keep track of your student's progress by logging into AR Home Connect  Your student's user name is usually his or her first initial and last name; your student's password is his or her district student number.  If you have trouble getting on this site, please email me and we'll solve the problem..

Homework Posted Here

To keep an eye on homework and assignments, copy and paste this address in your browser:

Upcoming Quizzes and Tests

Quiz on HOUSE OF SCORPION, pp. 146-227, Friday, October 5, 2019

Upcoming Projects Due

Character Portrait due Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Need Reminding?

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Have You Learned About Hoopla?

Hoopla is a great app which allows you to check out digital books and audio books for free from Sonoma County Library.  I use it continually.  It is super easy to use. If you haven't done so already, you should give it a try.  I think you'll love it, and it's great for students.